Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Severe weather likely tonight; continuing coverage. Complete update on the next primary (beyond March 1). Shorter employees: Retirement benefit cut. A really sweet wedding - at Krispy Kreme. Obituaries. Sports updates

Where your news day starts: www.hometownheadlines.com

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • The latest on tonight's severe weather and what we can expect.
  • Latest weather cancellations or delays.
  • Continuing weather updates all day from Hometown Headlines.

Today's headlines:

  • Shorter employees say retirement benefits have been cut. Shorter
  • Local Democrats, Republicans gearing up for busy election season with qualifying March 7-11; next primary is May 24. Voting
  • Big opening day for Rome Civic Center voting. Advance
  • Only in Rome: Couple wed at Krispy Kreme just hours before today's opening. Couple
  • Rome City Commission OK's Courtyard by Marriott deal. WRGA
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College offering free driver's ed classes beginning in March. Driver's Ed
  • Maj. Mark Wallace named assistant Floyd County chief of police. Wallace
  • Buzz: North Rome Commons to hear about Neighborhood Enhancement Program Feb. 29. Help 'Stop Hunger Now.' Latest chambers updates (plural). Buzz
  • Second Silver Creek septic system meeting set for Tuesday; money available for homeowners in Silver Creek Watershed. Health
  • Georgia Health News: Program to help children angers parents, draws legal challenge. GHN
  • Smile Report: Nearly 5,400 items collected for annual Scouting for Food drive in Floyd, Polk, Chattooga counties. Smile
  • Remembering Charles William 'Bill' Hamilton, Mr. Charles Ernest Swearinger. Obituaries
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • College baseball, softball rained out today. Some high school games already canceled as well.
  • Update on Berry Baseball's David Beasley as he enters the local sports hall of fame.
  • High school basketball: Model to play Putnam County on Friday at 4:45 p.m. in Milledgeville; Calhoun boys face Jenkins on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Augusta.
  • The Rome Braves announce Fourth Annual No Excuses 5K, Health Walk, & Hot Dog Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 16.
  • AAU Basketball tryouts on March 2-3.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
-Please join us from 7-9 a.m. with our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Adam Baker, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, on what we can expect over the next 24 hours in terms of severe weather and rain.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Rome Braves General Manager Mike Dunn live from the Braves' spring training camp.

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